So I’ve been playing a bit of tabletop role-playing games
lately, so here’s another game story like my
previous Fire Gem tale. I didn’t think it was
that interesting, but I found out that some of my friends were sharing
it with each other when I wasn’t around.
A recent character was named Flip Foolflim, a chaotic evil halfling
rogue. I had selected his secondary language by the roll of the dice,
Draconic, and by coincidence we happened to be fighting a lot of
dragonborn. Flip could always understand them when they spoke to each
other. I was asked why my halfling would know Draconic, so here’s his
Flip had made friends with a dragon — not a typical friendship,
obviously. During their initial encounter this dragon realized a use for
the little halfling. Flip would regularly head out from the dragon’s
lair to one of the local towns where he would round up a group of naïve
adventurers who volunteered slay a “treacherous dragon.” Once at the
lair, he would turn on them and join his dragon friend in killing the
adventurers and keeping the spoils. It was an arrangement both of them
This little scheme went well for some years until Flip, blinded by his
greed, greatly underestimated one particular group. Fortunately for
Flip, he discovered his mistake before attempting to backstab the
adventurers, and instead joined them in slaying his dragon friend.
Without his home in the dragon lair, he wandered for some time before
joining a party of adventurers (the PCs of the recent adventure). He
worked with them for some time, though not making any close friends.
None of his companions appreciated his thumb collection, cut from the
right hands of everyone his party struck down — for those who had hands.
One particular fight wasn’t going so well for his side, a situation that
he had experienced before back in the dragon lair. In the middle of the
fight Flip kneeled before the opponent, swearing his allegiance, and
attacked his own party members (other PCs, including my wife’s
character). Neither side liked this change, so he found himself with no
friends, meeting his end in that battle.
However, when my friends were discussing this I think it wasn’t so much
about the story being interesting but something like, “Hey, did you hear
Chris had his character attack the other PCs last week?!”
No hard feelings, guys!